ORLANDO Y. CRAWFORD, one of the well known firm of J. J. Crawford & Co., of Toronto, was born December 16, 1861, a son of John and Riuth A. (Sapp) Crawford. John Crawford, a son of Josiah Crawford, a native of Maryland, came to Jefferson county in 1819, and engaged in stock farming, which was his occupation during the remainder of his life. By his wife above named, who is still living, he had eight sons and two daughters. Orlando Y. Crawford received his early education at Knoxville and afterward took a commercial course at Mt. Union, where he was graduated in 1881. He then came to Toronto and engaged in his present business, assisting in conducting a general store, which is one of the most prosperous institutions of the city. Mr. Crawford was married September 13, 1883, to Letitia Stewart, daughter of Andrew and Esther (Ball) Stewart, and by this marriage has three children: Esther A., Alice E. and John S., all of whom are living. Mr. Crawford is a very popular young business man, and has many warm friends. In politics, he is an active republican, and was in 1889, elected water commissioner for the city. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and Knights of Maccabees, and takes a great interest in social matters as well as in the business advancement of the city.
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